Skywatch #117


Ullswater Reflections, originally uploaded by duopastorale.

Be at peace in the knowledge that I am God: I will be lifted up among the nations, I will be honoured through all the earth.
Psalm 46:10

Life can hurt us, grieve us, annoy us, pain us, and at times terrify us. God knows this. If we think that He will always save us from the terrors of this existence, then we are mistaken and eventually our faith will take a severe beating. This week I will be attending the funeral of a friend who was taken suddenly seemingly in perfect health and yesterday I heard of another who died leaving a wife and 2 precious little children. I don't believe God plans these things, but I do believe that He knows. In some mysterious way that we only begin to glean by the revelation of the Bible, He will make all things good, and will make all His children overcomers. In that we may find peace, with His grace to help us in our time of need.

Comments

GrandmaK said…
Absolutely beautiful!!! Cathy
Steve said…
Death is painful but an inevitable part of this life. We need to live our life in preparation for it. As St Paul says 'To be with Christ which is far better'....
Of course we should comfort those that mourn, and visit the widows and fatherless. 'Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted'....
Sylvia K said…
Exquisite capture and great wisdom as well! Thanks for sharing both with us today, Mike!

Sylvia
Steffi said…
Very beautiful photo!Awesome view and landscape!
Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!
Photo Cache said…
so nice to see you back posting for skywatch.

have a blessed lenten season.

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Irene said…
Magnificent image .... so calm and the reflection is absolutely gorgeous!
Kim, USA said…
Beautiful words. The image remind me that life is good, amidst the pain and sorrow. But as you said HE knows...
SWF
Mama Zen said…
Gorgeously composed!
Liza said…
Oh wow, this is so gorgeous!

Liz @ A Simple Life
Suz. said…
The symmetry and perfection of mirror image is beautiful and pleasing -- so unlike the challenging things of life.

Perhaps...
"For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known." (1 Cor 13:12)

I am sorry for the loss of your friend.
Pietro said…
What a wonderful reflection, great landscape indeed!
Joyful said…
Good food for thought and beautiful photo too. I wish you well as you grieve for your friend and more so for his family left behind.
Fotokarusellen said…
Beautiful, just beautiful. Well captured. Bravo!
Have a nice weekend.
eileeninmd said…
A beautiful photo and a gorgeous scene! Happy skywatching!
Harry Snowden said…
What subtle beauty!
Regina said…
How amazing!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Kansas Bob said…
Beautiful photo Mike. I am sorry for your loss and am sending prayers for comfort your way.
photowannabe said…
It's so hard to understand. I think we want our world to be perfect and sail through life with no problems.
Its just not that way. If I didn't have the Lord to lean on I don't know what I would do.
I am truly sorry for your loss and trust God will give you comfort.
deena said…
Sorry to hear about the loss of your friends.God is in control of our destiny.He is our Father and he alone knows what is best for us.He is always with us -in this world and even in the next.
Regina said…
This is amazing!